Marks on Large Greens – Intuitive Paintings
I’m sharing my new set of intuitive paintings which I titled Marks on Large Greens. The first snow in Quebec came extra early this year, and it was perfect timing to incorporate some vivid colors by posting this series of bright green abstracts. The series was done back in July, and is inspired by geometric shapes and forms I explore in my daily sketches.
I started by preparing the backgrounds with large spatulas, this time leaving more space in between strokes. I also scraped the paint with my spatula for a more transparent look, allowing the lower layers to come out more vibrant. I then worked with lined areas to enhance textures and also played with making marks and dots on the surface of the paintings. I’m quite pleased with the results and I definitely want to explore with more mark making as well as the transparency effect.
This time I went with a larger format of 18 x 24 inches, which made me realize I still prefer working on smaller scales for my studies, even though the additional space allows for more freedom in my movements.